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April 2013 Hot off the Press

Related Categories: Learning Resource Center (LRC), PHF Online Store, Quality Improvement

Topic: Community Development, Performance Management and Quality Improvement, PHF News

Date: 4/9/2013

Public Health Foundation's
Hot off the Press

PHF Supports National Public Health Week
Public Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to support National Public Health Week (April 1-7, 2013), a national public health education campaign sponsored by the American Public Health Association.
PHF offers quality improvement programs, resources, and training to aid your department in becoming more effective and efficient, thus helping to save lives and save money at the same time!
Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia
PHF has developed a comprehensive encyclopedia of 75 quality improvement tools and an extensive glossary to assist health departments in fulfilling their missions, applying for accreditation, improving the health of their communities, and becoming more efficient and effective.

The Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia
defines the purpose of each tool, explains what should be done after implementing each tool, and includes examples specific to public health settings.
Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook


"A copy of this book should be on the desk of every public health administrator in the United States."
- Lou Rowitz, PHD, University of Illinois at Chicago


There has never been a better time or a more needed one for public health to harness the energy, enthusiasm, hard work, and dedication of the workforce to make a lasting difference. By effectively using quality improvement tools and techniques, we can and will improve our nation's health.


The messages in The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook are from leaders, physicians, practitioners, academics, consultants, and researchers who are successfully applying the quality improvement tools and techniques they share.


Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Well-Being, 2nd Ed.
Prevention is PrimaryThe 2nd edition of Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Well-Being, 2nd Ed. contains models, methods, and approaches for building health and equity in communities.
Ideal for practitioners as well as students, this second edition combines an overview of advances in the field with effective approaches for the current economic and health care climate.
PHF Announces 2013
"I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest Winners
PHF is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest. The first place winner is Maricopa County Department of Public Health for their use of The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) in developing a county health improvement plan. Second and third place went to Sedgwick County Health Department for their Walktober and Getting the Drift community health interventions.
View more success stories from PHF and CDC on the effective and efficient use of evidence-based recommendations outlined in The Community Guide.
PHF Promotes CDC's Winnable Battles
CDC's Winnable Battles are public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them.

PHF offers resourcespublic health training courses, and other tools that can be used by public health and other professionals to build the capacity to be successful in Winnable Battles areas. 

Find out more about how PHF is promoting Winnable Battles.
About the Learning Resource Center
The Public Health Foundation's Learning Resource Center (LRC) is where public health, health care, and others can find high quality training materials at an affordable price. These informative materials cover areas such as quality improvement, performance management, infectious diseases, epidemiology, diabetes, preparedness, and immunization. Materials are available in a variety of formats, including print, software, resource manuals, physician guides, and patient brochures.


LRC also specializes in promoting public health products. Contact Antoinette Barber if your organization would like to partner with LRC.

In This Issue
Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia
Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook
Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Well-Being, 2nd Ed.
PHF Announces Winners of 2013 "I'm Your Community Guide!" Contest
PHF Promotes CDC's Winnable Battles
What's Hot This Month
PHF Spotlight
PHF Website
What's Hot This Month?

The current hottest selling items in PHF's Learning Resource Center are:


1. "The Pink Book" 12th Ed., 2nd Printing


2. Get Smart Campaign Collection


3. Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia 

PHF Spotlight 
Preventing Childhood Obesity
Use Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs to learn the new set of national standards describing evidence-based practices in nutrition, physical activity, and screen time for early care and education programs.
PHF Website

Explore, which features information on public health performance management and quality improvement, as well as programs, resources and tools, news, and events. Also explore the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, a consensus set of competencies for the broad practice of public health in any setting.

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